Moving from Exclusion to Belonging: Immigrant Rights in Minnesota Today, a groundbreaking report from The Advocates for Human Rights, centers on the human rights of refugees and immigrants in Minnesota. The report places its findings and recommendations within the context of state, federal, and international human rights law to identify what is working to promote integration and success, what is failing, and what gaps exist in public policy.
Released April 2, 2014, the report draws on nearly 200 individual interviews and more than 25 community conversations involving hundreds of people throughout the state of Minnesota.
The Beauty of Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women
“Moon Rising” by Sarah’s Director, Cheryl Steeves
The Voices of Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women
“Some of us need help to start ourselves out in life, a place to make our dreams come true.”
“I have confidence. I am facing risky challenges,hard work, and believe I can do it.”
“Before I came to Sarah’s, I had a very difficult life. At Sarah’s, I have peace, quiet time. I have a place to sleep and rest.”
“This is the right place for me. I had a lot of problems before I came to Sarah’s. I don’t know how to describe them. I started going to college because of Sarah’s house, I got my certificate for Nursing Assistant because of Sarah’s house. I don’t know what I would have done without Sarah’s house. I have had very deep feelings about going to school but I couldn’t get opportunities until I came to this house. Thank You.”
“We are from different countries and we speak different languages, and every day we learn from each other.”
“I am safe.”
Sarah’s is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province, since 1996.